Finally cancelled DirecTV entirely... feels good!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by smithrh, May 9, 2018.

  1. May 15, 2018 #61 of 192
    Rich

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    Not for me. With all the problems I have beta testing isn't for me. My ATVs are glitchy enough.

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  2. May 15, 2018 #62 of 192
    Rich

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    Not for the way we watch. Seems like what we do always surprises people. If D* gave me anything close to what I want I would not be considering giving it up. The sat and cable providers were so successful because they were the best choice at the time. Not now.

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  3. May 15, 2018 #63 of 192
    smithrh

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    Now I wonder if ATT has actually processed my cancellation - no confirming email or USPS mail as of yet, logging in and going to my orders wind up eventually erroring out.

    Took the opportunity to remove my auto-pay information.
     
  4. May 15, 2018 #64 of 192
    trh

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    Some updated info today on the DIRECTV Now Cloud DVR:
    AT&T’s DirecTV Now live TV service launches a DVR, upgrades the app with new features

     
  5. May 15, 2018 #65 of 192
    smithrh

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    Lolz, just reinforcing my decision...
     
  6. May 15, 2018 #66 of 192
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    How many channel groups do you think you will get for that $40? I’m guessing about 3.5 because of taxes. The less popular channel groups will be more expensive than Disney.

    You may pay a lot for Disney but that makes your subscription to all the others a lot cheaper on sat and cable. Hollywood knows how to balance things. I don’t know why people don’t understand that part. If you buy a lot less and they want the same profit the prices will go up accordingly and you won’t save much if anything after a while.

    And wait till internet prices go up late this year.

    Hallmark has a streaming service. $6 a month. And it’s not for the stuff that’s on it linear channel. It’s just old stuff...
     
  7. May 15, 2018 #67 of 192
    inkahauts

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    Well that’s a horses butt move. But not surprising as that’s where all the streaming is headed for DVRs.

    I’m very interested in the full DIRECTV streaming option coming later in the year that might include my sports channels. Finally.

    Give me a place to subscribe to my Lakers and All the playoffs and I’ll be much more likely to go all streaming. But we aren’t there yet.
     
  8. May 15, 2018 #68 of 192
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    I'll never criticize anyone's choices for switching a service. I can understand why others become frustrated and want to test other options. I'm rather content with my D* service at the moment, but try to keep myself versed on what's happening/what's coming down the pipe in terms of streaming. For me, none of the streaming services yet offer local channels from my market. And while I consider my Internet service in my little rural corner of the world as reliable, I wouldn't want to rely on it for a full day of streaming NFL football, etc. Not just yet.

    I'm also currently subscribed to AT&T for phone service. I receive HBO for free by having both D*/AT&T (although not bundled), and receive a corporate discount and additional small monthly stipend for my phone bill. While my situation is a little more unique, I'd actually be paying a few dollars more for streaming over my current arrangement, if I'm looking at an overall view of phone, Internet and television services.
     
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  9. May 15, 2018 #69 of 192
    Hansen

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    DirecTV NOW v. DirecTV satellite

    Which has has the better picture quality - DTV NOW or DTV satellite service?
     
  10. May 15, 2018 #70 of 192
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    Shockingly, it's the streaming service. So long as you don't get any buffering, and have at least 10Mbps of bandwidth available, you'll get 1080p 60fps. Looks significantly crisper and less soft than the HR24 on my LG OLED.
     
  11. May 16, 2018 #71 of 192
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    I've been happy with my ATV4K so far after several months, and my movie collection is growing with my setup via iTunes. I like the fact that most of my movies that I am interested in broadcast in DV. I have not had any real issues with it like you seem to have, but wish the ATV4K would spit out Dolby Atmos since I have a compatible setup for it. Of course DirecTV's few decent 4K programs now have Atmos, but not Dolby Vision via the C61K.

    I just purchased the Philips 4K Blu-ray player from Sam's for $129, which is supposed to do DV and Atmos. It's a pretty decent deal. I picked one up for my brother 2 months ago on the last shocking value for that unit, and he loves it.
     
  12. May 16, 2018 #72 of 192
    Rich

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    Rich

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    Wait until this price goes up, wait until that price goes up. The sky is falling...

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  14. May 16, 2018 #74 of 192
    Rich

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    You have to admit it's getting closer and closer. For you to admit you might take the leap is fantastic!

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  15. May 16, 2018 #75 of 192
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    The best streaming video services, NF and AP, put out 1080p and 4K. The 4K ATVs upscale all content to 4K. The PQ does look better than what you see on D*. Glad to see D* putting out 1080p for Now. I can live with the low number of streams and low capacity on the cloud DVR. Now I have to decide between PS Vue and D* Now. 1080p will always win. I'm not shocked, just pleased to have a choice.

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  16. May 16, 2018 #76 of 192
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    Overall the ATVs are great. I have 6 at the moment and that produces some conflicts. Most of the time I can leave sn ATV and hop on another in a different location and go right to where I was. Most of the time. Sometimes I have to search thru an episode to find out where I was. That's annoying. I know all six can sync up with each other. Sometimes that doesn't happen. Minor annoyance.

    And then there's the urge that each ATV (I have four 4Ks and two 4th generation ATVs) has to be the primary STB on its TV set. As soon as I turn on the TV sets the ATVs come on and then it's a battle to get to the STB I want. I use four TV sets, three 4K Samsungs and one 1080p Panny plasma. Same thing happens on all four sets. I have the HDMI control set to "Off" on each set and the damn things still can't get along with each other. If I pull the plug on the ATV on a particular set and use a Fire TV box I don't have this problem but I lose the functionality of the ATVs. Can't win.

    Rich
     
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  17. May 16, 2018 #77 of 192
    CTJon

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    I also cancelled and have received no confirmation or directions about what to do with my equipment. However, when I log onto my account it does say my account is scheduled for deletion
     
  18. May 16, 2018 #78 of 192
    crkeehn

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    It has been available with the Beta version for a while. It was rolled out to the mainstream app yesterday for Apple TV and Chrome. The DVR is still listed as a beta and it still has some glitches although they are minor. Version 2 is supposed to be rolled out to Roku and other streaming devices in the next few weeks.
     
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  19. May 16, 2018 #79 of 192
    smithrh

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    Thanks for the data point. About when did you cancel? I'm going to be traveling for a while so I won't know if anything comes in the mail.
     
  20. May 16, 2018 #80 of 192
    trh

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    Getting off topic a bit, you might want to see if USPS Informed Delivery is available for your address. https://informeddelivery.usps.com/b...wtOByt2v2QYTUaBfOrAfn3MjcjqXuUu0aAvjrEALw_wcB

    I have this free service. I get an email each day with a scanned image of each piece of first class mail that I'm receiving that day. Very nice with all the travel I do.
     

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